And Then Some
On the site HormonesMatter where I am a scientist blogger, an article I wrote just published that you may want to read even if you are not a migraineur. It contains a TV video in which my migraine treatment Stanton Migraine Protocol® is mentioned. Indeed, the person talking is one of my migraine group members who tried everything for her migraines that medicine offers, including a surgically implanted neuronal stimulator, but nothing worked until she started on the Stanton Migraine Protocol® instead of medicines.
Here is the TV news that is not possible to embed: TV News
Now this TV News may confuse you since this is pretty much an advertisement for a dairy farm and its raw milk. Raw milk is not legal in the US everywhere and maybe not at all in other countries. So instead of focusing on raw milk, focus on what is in milk that is important for migraineurs and for your health even if you never had a migraine.
I have published a couple of articles on migraines here and here and one more that published recently here and one more debunking the low-salt hypothesis here, which has joined a flurry of activity in news and journal articles all over the world about how salt is better for you than what we were told; see here and here and here and a major one here that proves that the more salt you eat, the less likely it is that you end up with a cardiac disease. So salt we already know is not only not bad for you, it is essential for you and you need to eat as much as your body tells you to eat! It is not something your body can make but it takes up a large percentage of your body that is being used and needs replacement.
So let’s talk about two other very important elements in milk: fat and cholesterol. We have been told since the middle of the 20th Century that fat is bad for us and cholesterol causes heart attacks and none of that is true. The reduced fat and low cholesterol mania created a whole world full of obese and type 2 diabetic people who are on medicines, such as statins, to reduce their cholesterol further.
While statins do reduce cholesterol, the question is this: why do we need our cholesterol reduced?
The answer is always, without a blink: it causes heart attacks, it builds plaques up in your arteries, and it is bad for you. Of course cholesterol does not build up in our arteries–it tries to repair our torn/damaged arteries. Why do they get damaged and torn? Read it here. Cholesterol is made by our liver because cholesterol is good for us! Cholesterol has many functions, of which the most important is its brain cells’ (axons) insulation and repair of the damage from the much voltage use. There are many scientific articles on this to which the general public has no access so here is an article that explains what happens when we start taking statins to stop cholesterol from being made: memory loss. In case you want the official FDA warning on memory loss, muscle loss, etc., as a result of taking cholesterol reducing drugs, read that at the authority, the FDA label updates on statins!
Now that I have proved my points on cholesterol, let’s get to a critical point: fat. Everyone says that cholesterol is made of fat: NOT TRUE! First let’s see a cholesterol molecule:
By the way this includes both good and bad cholesterol (hint: cholesterol is cholesterol and there is no such as good or bad).
Now let’s show you a fat molecule:
Any similarity? No? You are right. None. So how is cholesterol made? If you ask this question, the answer is always: from fat of course. But actually that is also not true. Here is how cholesterol is made by our liver:
So… show me fat please? Note that cholesterol is made from Acetyl CoA and Acetoacetyl CoA. Neither is fat–in fact, one is carbohydrate. Note where statins cut cholesterol making off. Note what happens if we don’t have cholesterol as a result of statins:
So if you take statins, you stop making Aldosterone, Cortisol, Progesterone, and also DHEA. It doesn’t show on this picture but you also stop making Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is vital for mitochondrial health and is used to create all the energy you can use! It is not shown here because it is a different branch of cholesterol making (past where the statins cut off) but there was no room for it I guess (the picture is not made by me).
Now we are talking about trouble!!! Now you are not only low is salt and fat and damage your heart, you are also stopping all vital human body functions. No wonder that statins cause mental problems, muscle problems, energy problems, and you name it other problems.
Why is cholesterol the villain? Because saying that it is bad for you helps the pharmaceutical industry make billions of dollars on you getting sick. First, statins are the #1 best sellers among legal drugs in the world plus, since you become sick, they can sell then other drugs. You know what? Have some whole milk and dump your statins! Be happy, be healthy, start making your vital hormones and do not believe that fat makes cholesterol, do not believe that fat or cholesterol are bad for you and believe in what your body is telling you.
One more thing: stop sugar! Sugar causes triglycerides! Triglycerides are indeed bad for you!
Questions are welcome, as usual.